CIMA launches 100% digital learning platform
By Rajiesh Seetharam
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) launched a new e-learning and assessment platform in Sri Lanka which provides an alternative pathway to completing CIMA professional qualification.
Speaking at the launching ceremony, CIMA Country Manager Zahara Ansary said, the new digital platform meets the accelerating demand for remote digital self paced learning driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.
CGMA Finance Leadership Program (CGMA FLP) covers competencies in finance, accounting, business; a digital skill set out in CIMA professional qualification syllabus and assesses their application across operations, management and strategy.
Upon successful completion of each of the three levels of guided learning and assessments, participants must successfully pass business simulation case study exams and meet professional experience requirements to become a Chartered Global Management Accountant and gain access to the association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the world’s largest body of accounting professionals, representing over 650,000 members and students.
“With traditional in-person tuition and examination methods being challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, this new e-learning and assessment platform provides instant on line access for aspiring business and finance leaders to learn finance skills needed in business to the equivalence of a master’s degree level of education.”
Ansary stated that two tuition providers would be appointed as re-sellers of the product.
“This product provides the flexibility for the students to study online and write the exams from their home. The platform is developed in United States of America costing millions of dollars, and is designed such that no one would be able to cheat in online examinations.” stated Ansary.
When questioned regarding the cost of completion of the program via online, Ansary replied “We haven’t decided on the final price, however it would be around 3,000 British Pounds for those going for a two-year package, while it would be lesser for those who can finish it one year,”
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